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The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.

The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector. Since the first Awards Ceremony in 2003, the United Nations has received an increasing number of submissions from all around the world.

 

The 2020 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) concluded February 2020 under the following categories: 1) delivering inclusive and equitable services for all; 2) promoting integrated mechanisms for sustainable development; 3) developing transparent and accountable public institutions; 4) promoting digital transformation in the public sector, and 5) promoting gender responsive public services to achieve the SDGs. The UNPSA winners were announced on 16 June 2020 and seven innovative projects received this year’s UN Public Service Award.

 

This year’s seven winners have developed and delivered some of the most innovative initiatives in their regions, ranging from improving access to health care to programmes that improve school attendance, or make land transfers easier for the poor. More information is available in the press release here.

2020 UNPSA winners have now been announced. Learn more about them in the press release and on our innovation hub.

 

  • Submission Rules: here.

 

 

If you are a winner of the UNPSA, please take a few moments to fill out this questionnaire and to provide us with your feedback on what it has meant for your organization to win this Award. We will portray the most successful stories on our quarterly UNPSA Newsletter.

 

 

 

Mr. Juwang Zhu | Director
Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Secretariat
Room DC2-1714 | Email: dpadm@un.org

 

Mr. John-Mary Kauzya | Chief | Public Service Innovation Branch
Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Secretariat
Room DC2-1734 | Email: kauzya@un.org | Tel: +1 (212) 963 1973

 

Ms. Elizabeth Niland | Programme Management Officer

Public Service Innovation Branch
Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Secretariat
Room DC2-1734 | Email: unpsa@un.org | Tel: +1 (212) 963-3857


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